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Windows 7: I need to convert a primary Windows partition into logical

07 Dec 2014   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64

How to build Boot CD/DVD Discs and Boot Flash Drive with Bootable Media Builder?

Not sure which PW program can build the usb stick, never tried it, only the Boot CD. Let us know if you build it successfully and how.

Which PW program launches the bootable media builder interface ?
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07 Dec 2014   #12
Microsoft MVP


Where in the steps does it say after deleting the 1.03gb partition with the boot disk to go back into WIn7 to use the Windows version to create a partition and extend it?

I also explained that System Reserved and C would necessarily be moved over during the Extend process if you add that 50gb now on its right over to the 1.03gb on its left side. Yet you ask again how you are expected to move these over yourself.

I'm afraid this is the rare case where I do not recommend you proceed. There is either a language or comprehension barrier which makes the risk too great for failure. Only if the steps were followed precisely can you expect success and it doesn't appear you can do that.
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08 Dec 2014   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

gregrocker, i didn't want to offend you by any means. You're right, i don't understand very well those steps, especially that involving moving C. Regarding 'booting back to W7 to create and extend that partiton' i was looking at those 2 video tutorials you provide in earlier post (MiniTool PW - Create partition and MiniTool PW - Extend Partiton) in wich it seems that the program is running in Windows, it looks like an Windows 7 window, so i think that. Now, i see that all those steps you recommend me to apply must be running from Partiton Wizard boot CD. So i won't do anything unless i fully understand the whole process.
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08 Dec 2014   #14
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

I have found it best to do each procedure step by step and exactly as posted . However , if any step is not able to be done, to post any error seen so you can move forward..
Please try again as Greg suggested.. or as he said..stop.. alot of times this can be over whelming. and may need a paid person to do it for you.. we provide free assistance and would not want you to harm your computer .
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08 Dec 2014   #15
Microsoft MVP


Brato I am not offended in the least, just trying to keep our record at 100% success on these complicated partitioning operations which aren't attempted anywhere else on the web, but which we've been able to do here for all six years thousands of time without a single failure when the steps are followed precisely.

If you feel confident you can follow the steps exactly then proceed at your own risk. I've given you what should work if you follow the steps. But feel free to ask any more questions if you have them so you're sure of what you're doing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Daisey View Post
I bet EaseUS Partition can do, why download and install another tool.
You are willing to bet his install which could be scrambled if Easeus Home version can't hold everything in memory during the reboot and fails as it has for me and others over the year?

I'll repeat: Partition Wizard boot disk is the only tool that has been used here for thousands of these complicated partitioning operations without a single failure, while all other tools (including boot disks) can and will fail except for Disk Management. There is only one "fail safe" for these advanced operations and this is it.
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10 Dec 2014   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

MiniTool PW shows me the following partitions in the exact order:
- unnamed 7.88Mb Logical Unallocated,
- E:Windows_XP 19.56Gb Logical,
- unnamed 1.03Gb Linux Swap Logical,
- System Reserved 100mb Primary Active & Boot,
- C:Windows_7 305Gb Primary System,
- unnamed 50Gb Logical Unallocated and
- D:Windows_8 90Gb Primary.

Let's rewind what i have to do:
1. boot into PW Disk
2. delete the unnamed 1.03Gb Linux Swap partition
3. create a new partition using the unallocated 1.03Gb wich i deleted previously
4. assign a letter to the new 1.03Gb partiton
5. extend the 1.03Gb partition using the unallocated 50Gb Logical partition
6. I don't know what's next, gregrocker i don't know how to move the C files as you said. To move them means to empty the C:Windows_7 Drive and lose my W7 os, or to convert that partition into a logical one ? Or something else ? Please tell me exactly so i could proceed. Thanks !

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10 Dec 2014   #17
Microsoft MVP


Again, you do not need to yourself move the files on C. I was referring to what PW will do when you Apply the step to add the 50gb to the new 1.03 gb Logical partition you create.

It must move System Reserved and C over to fit the 50gb into the new Logical partition, that's all.

Always have you files backed up though.

Once you get the hang of using PW Extend you can easily move space around from/to any other partitions.
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11 Dec 2014   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

So the System Reserved and C will be moved or formated to another new partitions. I need to know what are the consequences cause i have 3 OSs and if System Reserved will be gone i now longer will be able to boot in them. Also W7 is my main OS, there i keep all my programs; if i'll lose it it will take 2-3 days to install all the software back, also i have to repair the Boot Manager.

Maybe if i extend the others partitons with the unallocated 50Gb partition and 1.03Gb partition ? I want to add the 50Gb to Windows_XP and 1.03Gb to Windows_7. Won't be any consequences losing my OSs or boot section if i'll just extend the others ?
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11 Dec 2014   #19
Microsoft MVP


No it will not format any partition to Extend. I have explained repeatedly that if you Extend the 1.03gb Logical Partition to include the 50gb unallocated space, then it will move the System Reserved and C partitions over to make room for the 50gb in front of them. Partition Wizard does all of this for you as shown in the video tutorial.

I also repeatedly tried to get you to consider extending one of the existing OS partitions to take up the 50gb and any other unused space you want to transfer to XP or Win7. You ignored this advice until now so I am glad you finally acknowledge it.

What I would do is in Disk Mgmt delete the 1.03 gb partition and then Extend XP into that space. This completes the operations which Disk Mgmt can do (safest).

Then boot the PW disk to Extend the OS partitions into the 50gb space by the amount you want for each. You can get them all the right size before you Apply the steps, or Undo them to try again.

I gave you a video to watch of How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help. This video shows how the process works. There shouldn't be any problems at all if you use the boot disk. But if you move anything on the boot sector it sometimes requires the Win7 disk to run a Startup Repair afterward, so have your Win7 disk ready. Back up your files first as your files should always be backed up.
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13 Dec 2014   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

gregrocker, i've done the extend operation successfully following your advice, using PW boot CD: first i extended Windows_XP with 20gb from the 50gb unallocated space, then Windows_8 with 10 gb from the left unallocated space, and the rest of the unallocated space i used to extend Windows_7. Now i can say i have the exact space i want from every partiton. Also, the unallocated space is no longer there, except from one small 7mb. Regarding the unallocated 7mb space, is it possible to create a new partiton from it, and extend it with 50Gb (only) from Windows_7 partiton ? I'm asking this because i want a new 50gb partition to install Ubuntu. I repeat, i want to take the needed space only from W7.

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